Jordan_Umm-Qais

In the hills above the Jordan Valley lies Umm Qais, the home of the ancient Roman ruins of Gadara. The area also offers an array of outdoor activities and stunning views encompassing three countries, the Golan Heights and the Sea of Galilee.

14 days

Archaeology beyond Petra

Shipwrecks, salt baths and ruins
Amman (2 days) Dana Biosphere Reserve (1) Wadi Rum (2) Petra (2) Aqaba (3) Jerash (2) Umm Qais (2)
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  • Amman

    Amman

    Straddling seven hills, Jordan’s capital is both a modern metropolis and a testament to the region’s rich history...
  • Petra

    Petra

    Take in the key architectural features of Petra — Jordan’s hidden city carved into stone - with a short but steep trek along the Al Khubtha trail, which provides stunning views of the amazing ancient metropolis, culminating with a view of the Treasury — one of the city’s most elaborate temples...
  • Dead Sea

    Dead Sea

    Soak up all the natural goodness of a salt bath in the Dead Sea...
  • Wadi Rum

    Wadi Rum

    Spend a day exploring the rose-red desert sands and meandering through the sandstone and granite siqs (canyons) of the Wadi Rum in a pickup truck...
  • Jerash

    Jerash

    The Roman city of Jerash, with its border marked by the imposing Hadrian’s Arch, gives a remarkable insight into life in an ancient civilisation...
  • Dana Biosphere Reserve

    Dana Biosphere Reserve

    Dana Biosphere Reserve in south-central Jordan is the country’s largest nature reserve and is home to the remote valley of Wadi Dana...
  • Aqaba

    Aqaba

    A dive into the Red Sea from Jordan’s only coastal city, Aqaba, will give you the chance to see the colourful marine life it’s famous for, including incredible coral reefs and exotic fish, as well as spooky sunken shipwrecks, the most famous being the 74 metre-long Cedar Pride...

Where to go in Jordan

Our recommended places

Amman

Amman

Straddling seven hills, Jordan’s capital is both a modern metropolis and a testament to the region’s rich history. Visitors can find a restored 2nd-century Roman stone theatre dug into one of the many hillsides of Amman’s downtown, while the Citadel, a sprawling archeological site, looms from the city’s highest hill. Alongside the Citadel’s most impressive sight, the Temple of Hercules, which dates back to 162AD, the city also boasts newer sights, such as the mosques, souqs and coffee shops which are central to contemporary Jordanian culture.

Petra

Petra

Take in the key architectural features of Petra — Jordan’s hidden city carved into stone - with a short but steep trek along the Al Khubtha trail, which provides stunning views of the amazing ancient metropolis, culminating with a view of the Treasury — one of the city’s most elaborate temples.

Dead Sea

Dead Sea

Soak up all the natural goodness of a salt bath in the Dead Sea. Bordered by Israel to the east and Jordan to the west, it is the lowest point on earth and the lake’s mystical turquoise waters and mineral-rich mud offer numerous health benefits.

Wadi Rum

Wadi Rum

Spend a day exploring the rose-red desert sands and meandering through the sandstone and granite siqs (canyons) of the Wadi Rum in a pickup truck. If you can, spend the night in a desert camp for an unforgettable experience.

Jerash

Jerash

The Roman city of Jerash, with its border marked by the imposing Hadrian’s Arch, gives a remarkable insight into life in an ancient civilisation. The ruins here are well-preserved and archaeological treasures plentiful, including an incredible oval plaza lined with 56 limestone columns.

Dana Biosphere Reserve

Dana Biosphere Reserve

Dana Biosphere Reserve in south-central Jordan is the country’s largest nature reserve and is home to the remote valley of Wadi Dana. Join a Bedouin shepherd for a hike through its chiselled sandstone cliffs to experience the area the way the locals do.

Aqaba

Aqaba

A dive into the Red Sea from Jordan’s only coastal city, Aqaba, will give you the chance to see the colourful marine life it’s famous for, including incredible coral reefs and exotic fish, as well as spooky sunken shipwrecks, the most famous being the 74 metre-long Cedar Pride.

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